Alberto Contador

Contador confirms move to Trek-Segafredo, reaffirms Tour de France is primary goal

Rumours during the Tour de France linking Alberto Contador to a move to Trek-Segafredo have translated into reality, with that team announcing on Thursday that a deal has been finalised. The seven-time Grand Tour winner has inked a contract with the team and will try, once again, to land what would be his third Tour …

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Evolution vs. excitement: Should power meters be banned during races?

Has the use of power meters made professional cycling predictable and unexciting? Two Grand Tour champions at the Vuelta a España think so; one does not. Tuesday, in a press conference held during the Vuelta’s rest day, Alberto Contador was asked — due to his failed tactics on Stage 10 to Lagos de Covadonga — whether he thought …

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Contador describes his Vuelta prospects as ‘complicated’ after stage eight crash

Already behind in the opening week, Alberto Contador has said that his Vuelta a España chances ‘will be complicated’ after hitting the deck at the end of Friday’s stage of the race. The Spaniard, who crashed twice during the Tour before withdrawing with fever, had his build-up for the Vuelta complicated by lingering injuries from …

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Contador evades crash, remains uncertain about form

Already one minute 20 seconds behind chief rival Chris Froome (Sky) in the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador avoided a further setback in the race on Wednesday when he avoided falling in a big pileup in the finale. “Fortunately, I was able to jump over the leg of a rider that had crashed in front …

Preview: What you should know about the 2016 Vuelta a España

It’s late August, which means it’s time for the third and final Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. Starting Saturday and running through September 11, the Vuelta is the Grand Tour that attracts the least attention. But with a tough course and a strong start list that includes three Grand Tour champions, this …

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Contador pressing reset again in Spanish Grand Tour: My goal is to fight for Vuelta victory

Seeking to rebound after an illness-provoked withdrawal from the Tour de France, Alberto Contador once again finds himself aiming for Vuelta success to make up for disappointment in France. The Spaniard won on home soil two years ago after crashing out of the Tour de France. He has also used the Vuelta to reboot after …

Contador already back in action on Saturday

Although initial indications were that he would be out of competition for a longer period of time, Alberto Contador is set to return to racing on Saturday. The Spaniard crashed twice during the Tour de France and was far off his best, then abandoned stage nine after contracting a fever. Following that withdrawal on July …

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Oleg Tinkov having second thoughts about quitting cycling

Although Oleg Tinkov has long stated that he will withdraw from cycling at the end of the 2016 season, the Russian is having second thoughts and has been considering remaining in the sport. A source close to the team told CyclingTips on Tuesday morning in Andorra that Tinkov spoke to team staff members on the …

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Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. …

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